''Dr. Who and the Daleks'' is a 1965 film that cashed in on the craze of Dalekmania by adapting the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E2TheDaleks "The Daleks"]] into a [[TheFilmOfTheSeries cinema spectacle]] (albeit distilled into an AlternateContinuity simpler than the show). It features the Daleks (IN COLOUR!) battling against Creator/PeterCushing as Dr. Who.

It was followed a year later by ''Film/DaleksInvasionEarth2150AD'', which did nowhere near as well.

!!''Dr. Who and the Daleks'' provides examples of the following tropes:
* AdaptationSpeciesChange: Unlike the main TV series, the Doctor is a human.
* AdaptationalNameChange: From simply the Doctor, to actually Doctor Who.
* AliensSpeakingEnglish: The Daleks and the Thals, who both speak and read perfect English. There's no mention of an equivalent for the TV show's translation circuit (which was only first mentioned in TV years later anyway), and it is unexplained how either race is able to communicate with Dr. Who and his companions.
* AlternateContinuity: Let us count the ways!
** The character of the Time Lord [[note]](The series didn't name the Doctor's race until 1969 and his home planet until 1974, but it had been established right from the first episode that he wasn't from Earth.)[[/note]] known as The Doctor has become a human scientist [[IAmNotShazam literally named Dr. Who]].
** Susan ''and'' Barbara are both his granddaughters (with the surname Who, to boot).
** Ian is Barbara's boyfriend, neither of them is a teacher, and both are [[DawsonCasting "teenagers"]].
** Susan is a little girl of about eleven (where in the original she was a 15 year old teenager or equivalent).
** Dr. Who's ship is known as ''Tardis'' (note the lack of the definite article).
** ''Tardis'' is still a police box that's BiggerOnTheInside (somehow), but its interior consists of only one room built very haphazardly. There's no hexagonal console, time rotor, or roundels -- just a great many random buttons, wires, and switches... and a single lever is all that controls the space/time travel mechanism. Also, no [[MostWonderfulSound vworp noise]].
* CanonImmigrant / DevelopmentGag: The Daleks were supposed to have flamethrowers, which were scrapped for the infamous fog cannons. However, flamethrowers were included with the Daleks in regular canon, in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E4TheDaleksMasterPlan "The Daleks' Master Plan"]].
* ComicBookAdaptation: Creator/DellComics in the US published a one-off adaptation of the film in the mid-1960s, [[MarthDebutedInSmashBros nearly 15 years before any comics based on the TV show appeared in the US.]]
* CompressedAdaptation: From seven 25-minute episodes (175 minutes total) to one 79-minute film.
* HandWave: The [[VoodooShark ridiculous]] explanation for the interior of Tardis.
-->'''Susan:''' Space expands to accommodate the time that encompasses its dimensions.
* LittleMissBadass: The movie's eleven-year-old Susan is considerably bolder than the TV show's fifteen-year-old Susan, who only returned to the TARDIS from the city after much prodding.
* SequelHook: At the end, our heroes try to get back to UsefulNotes/{{London}}, but end up in the middle of an [[AncientRome ancient Roman]] battle.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:Antodus]] gets a DisneyDeath, instead of [[spoiler:actually falling to his death]] as he does in the TV story.
* {{Zeerust}}: The Daleks' colourful fortress, big time. The Dalek control room even has lava lamps, which probably still seemed incredibly futuristic in 1965.